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Nexus between Oil Price and Stock Performance of Power Industry in Malaysia

Puah, Chin-Hong and Tan, Lay-Phin and Md Isa, Abu Hassan (2009): Nexus between Oil Price and Stock Performance of Power Industry in Malaysia.

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Abstract

This paper examines the reaction of KLCI and five major power sector stocks listed on Bursa Malaysia to the changes in the world spot oil price using cointegration technique and impulse response analysis. Results indicate the existence of a long run positive relationship of world spot oil price with the stock returns of KLCI, TENAGA, TANJONG and YTLP. The impulse response analysis further shows that, in most of the cases, the oil price shock has only an impact on the short time horizon. As Malaysia is a net oil exporting country practicing oil and gas subsidization, the oil price shocks lead to the wealth transfer effect from oil importing to oil exporting countries, thus, confer a positive impact on the stock market.

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